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        Traite sur les maladies des yeux, dans lequel l'auteur, apres avoir expose les differentes methodes de faire l'operation de la cataracte, propose un instrument nouveau qui fixe l'oeil tout a la fois & opera lasection de la cornee

      Lyon: V. Reguilliat, 1769. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. 12mo., pp. xvi + [1]-445 + [446-452]; contemporary mottled calf with light glazing; spine gilt; tips rubbed; ex-library paper label to tail of spine; ex-library stamp and private bookplate to front pastedown; bookseller and auction lot descriptions for this book affixed to rear pastedown; attractive and very good copy overall. First edition. Illustrated with a folded plate showing a "new instrument" for cataract surgery. First published work by the author, whom ophthalmologist, medical historian, and bibliographer Julius Hirschberg once described as "an empty nut" (eine taube nuss). Guerin (1740-1827), a Lyon surgeon, followed others of his era with his own design for a new instrument and method for cataract extraction operation. Pictorial bookplate of Harry Friedenwald, celebrated Baltimore ophthalmologist, professor, and collector of antiquarian medical books (especially those documenting Jewish contributions to medical history). Becker Collection 166; Albert 936.

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        A Society of Gentlemen The Complete Farmer: or, a General Dictionary of Husbandry, in all its Branches; Containing the Various Methods of Cultivating and Improving Every Species of Land, According to the Precepts of Both the Old and the New Husbandry. Together with a Great Variety of New Discoveries and Improvements to Which is Now Added The Gardener's Kalendar, Calculated for the Use of Farmers and Country Gentleman

      London: Printed for R. Baldwin, Hawes, Clarke and Collins, S. Crowder, T. Longman, B. Law, T. Lowndes, and Robinson and Roberts The Second Edition Corrected and Improved 1769. Contemporary full calf covers, five raised bands and gilt lettering to spine. Quarto 11" x 8½" unpaginated. Illustrated with 27 fold-out finely engraved folio copper plates, and frontispiece; exhibiting all the instruments used in husbandry. Including 'The Gardeners Kalendar, Calculated for the use of Farmers and Country Gentlemen.' Original boards re-cased with new calf spine, spine title label retained, five raised bands and gilt lines to spine, hand sewn headbands, new corners, age darkening of paper to end papers and paste downs. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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        Oden und andere Gedichte auch kleine prosaische Aufsätze. Neue verm. und geänderte Auflage. Angebunden: Lobrede auf den Herrn Friedrich Carl Casimir Freyherrn von Creuz . Ebd. 1772. 2 Bände.

      Frankfurt/M., Varrentrapp 1769 - Mit 1 gest. Titelvignette und zahlreichen Holzschnitt-Vignetten. 7 nn Bl., 318 S., 2 nn Bl., 272 S. Angebunden: Lobrede auf den Herrn Friedrich Carl Casimir Freyherrn von Creuz . Ebd. 1772. Mit gestochener Titelvignette und gestochenem Frontispiz von W. C. Rücker. 68 S. Lederbände der Zeit (berieben) mit goldgeprägten Rückentiteln und roten Rückenschildern sowie reicher floraler Rückenvergoldung. Goedeke VI/1, 18, 8, 6. Vierte vermehrte Ausgabe der "Oden und Lieder" (1750) und zugleich Ausgabe letzter Hand; angebunden die fein illustrierte Lobrede auf den 1770 verstorbenen Dichter. - Creuz (1724 – 1770) aus einem schlesischen, später auch in Sachsen und Hessen ansässigen Geschlecht, wurde 1746 von Landgraf Friedrich IV. von Hessen-Homburg zum Hofrat mit Sitz und Stimme in der Regierung ernannt und veröffentlichte in engem Zusammenhang mit seiner beruflichen Tätigkeit einige rechts- und staatswissenschaftliche Schriften. „Die Dichtung betrachtete er nur als ein Werk der „Nebenstunden“. Dennoch strebte er danach, in ihr seinen höchsten metaphysischen und moralischen Anliegen Ausdruck zu geben. Besser als im Drama gelang ihm das in der Ode, bei deren Behandlung er sich allerdings den Klopstockschen Neuerungen verschloss. Herders überwiegend negatives Urteil führte zur Nichtbeachtung des bedeutenden Anteils, der Creuz in der Nachfolge Hallers und Youngs an der Gefühlsdurchdringung lehrhafter Gehalte zukommt. Er ist am deutlichsten in den sechs Gesängen der „Gräber“ und in den „Lukrezischen Gedanken“. Hier führt der erlebnisechte Ausdruck vorfaustischer Elemente weit über die Aufklärung hinaus. Das Poetische hat den unbedingten Vorrang gegenüber dem System. Creuz war philosophierender Dichter und dichtender Philosoph.“ (NDB Bd. 3, S. 413 f.)- Gutes Exemplar.– Vorsatz mit kleinen Besitzvermerken. Nur vereinzelt gering fleckig. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      Oxford: The Clarendon Press. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1769. First Edition. 1. Hard Cover. Oxford: The Clarendon Press, 1766-1769. 4to (approx 8.25 x 10.5"). Four volumes: (iv), iv, 485, (i); (viii), 520, xix; viii, 455, xxvii; viii, 436, vii, (40) pp. Half calf over marbled boards, spines in six compartments separated by gilt borders, gilt titles and decoration on red and black labels in two compartments, volume numbers, gilt, in gilt borders in one compartment. Marbled endpapers. Illustrated with two copperplate tables, Table of Consanguinity and fold-out Table of Descents in Volume Two. MIXED FIRST AND SECOND EDITIONS IN MATCHING BINDINGS. Volumes One and Two are Second Editions, Volumes Three and Four are First Editions. All volumes are in excellent condition. The front hinges are starting in volumes one and two. A former owner's name (John Black) is neatly written on each title page. The boards are all very lightly bumped. The hinges in volumes one and two have been professionally reinforced (c. 1890?). Very light, mild foxing throughout. Both Tables are in excellent condition. VERY GOOD. "Blackstone's great work on the laws of England is the extreme example of justification of an existing state of affairs by virtue of its history. Until the Commentaries, the ordinary Englishman had viewed the law as a vast, unintelligible and unfriendly machine. Blackstone's great achievement was to popularize the law and the traditions which had influenced its formation. He takes a delight in describing and defending as the essence of the constitution the often anomalous complexities which had grown into the laws of England over the centuries. But he achieves the astonishing feat of communicating this delight, and this is due to a style which is itself always lucid and graceful.". 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall .

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        The history and adventures of an atom. In two volumes [First Issue]

      London: Printed for Robinson and Roberts, MDCCXLIX [but 1769]. First Edition. Full Calf. Fine. First Issue (with the erroneous date 1749 on the title page). 12mo: viii,227;[ii],190pp. Half title in Volume II only. Newly bound by Fitterer in period-style speckled calf, spine in six compartments divided by raised bands ruled in gilt, with green morocco letter piece gilt, top edge gilt, end papers renewed. A nearly pristine copy, the pages very lightly and evenly toned. Rothschild 1923. ESTC Citation No. T55310. Although Adventures of an Atom is generally accepted as by Smollett, there is no conclusive proof that he wrote it. "There is no reference to it in his letters or those of his correspondents, but it was attributed to him in the London Chronicle (8–11 April 1769). With echoes of the humour of Rabelais, it is a rumbustious, at times scatological, satire on British political life, transposed to Japan. [The 'atom' is the supposed narrator, a witness to the events and somehow able to communicate them to modern listeners. ] It may be that Smollett, sensing that his remaining days were few, revived his vituperative energies to target enemies, including Pitt, Cumberland, Mansfield, and Wilkes. If his, it was a pungent valediction. He took his leave of Hume in an affectionate letter of 31 August 1768 before going into ‘a perpetual exile’ (Letters, 136)." (ODNB) A Key to the pseudonyms is given by Thomas Seccombe in the bibliographical introduction to vol. XII of Smollett's Works.

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        History and Adventures of an Atom, The

      1769. first edition. Smollett’s Satire on English Public AffairsSMOLLETT, Tobias. The History and Adventures of an Atom. In Two Volumes. London: Printed for Robinson and Roberts, 1769.First edition, second issue (with the title-pages correctly dated 1769), of Smollett’s satire on English public affairs from 1754 to the time of publication. Two twelvemo volumes. viii, 227, [1, blank]; [4], 190, [2, blank] pp. Contemporary sheep, neatly rebacked, with original gilt spines and red morocco gilt lettering labels laid down. Edges decoratively tooled in gilt. Bookplate of Hazard’s Circulating-Library, Cheap-Street, Bath, on front pastedown of each volume. An excellent copy.The first issue was incorrectly dated 1749. Rothschild, in describing the first issue, states that “although it is generally accepted as by Smollett, there is no conclusive proof that he wrote [this work].”Rothschild 1923.

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        Les Delices des Pays-Bas, Ou Description Géographique et Historique des XVII Provinces Belgiques (4 Volumes)

      Paris: J.F. Bassompierre, Pere, Imprimeur, 1769. As. Full Leather. Very Good. xxxi, [1], 340, 422, 378, 409 pp. 12mo. Full leather bindings with five raised bands at spine, gilt embellishment, and red title block with gilt printing. Books 3 and 4 each have one corner worn. Red marbled endpapers with a printed bookplate on inside cover of each volume. "Sixieme Edition, revue, corrigee, & considerablement augmentee de Remarques curieuses & interessantes." Folding maps and plates appear to be complete: churches, cathedrals, towns, and forts.

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        Supplement a la Bibliographie Instructive, ou Catalogue des Livres du Cabinet de feu M. Louis Jean Gaignat

      disposé & mis en Ordre par Guill. François De Bure le jeune...avec une Table alphabétique des Auteurs. xxxix, [1], 621 pp.; 491, [1] pp. Two vols. Large 4to, cont. English blue-grey boards, carefully rebacked with white paper, orig. manuscript labels laid-down on spines, uncut. Paris: De Bure, 1769. A fine large paper set of the auction catalogue of Gaignat's magnificent library, comprising 3542 lots and including all of De Boze's incunabula. This was one of the most important of the 18th-century sale catalogues. The sale brought 257,597 livres (Gaignat had spent 279,381 livres to form the library), with La Vallière the most important buyer, spending between 80 and 90,000 livres. The books were very elaborately catalogued by Debure and there is a 246-page index. Gaignat (1697-1768), owned a Gutenberg Bible, three (!) copies on vellum of the 1462 Bible, glorious early illuminated manuscripts, etc., etc. Coming from a rich family in the Nivernais and, having lost his wife and only son, Gaignat found comfort by forming very important collections of books, manuscripts, and paintings. These two volumes form a sort of supplement to Debure's great Bibliographie instructive (1763-68) but were issued separately. Written by Debure, Gaignat's catalogue contains many bibliographical corrections to the Bibliographie instructive. Very good and fresh set. ❧ Gustave Brunet, Dictionnaire de Bibliologie Catholique, cols. 461-62. Horne, p. 707-"The erudite notices it contains render it indispensable to the bibliographical student." Peignot, p. 99-"Catalogue précieux et recherché." Pollard & Ehrman, p. 247 & number 291-"the sale took place on 10 April 1769 and following days. Gaignat was one of De Bure le Jeune's best customers; and the bookseller's taste had much influence on the selection of this library." Taylor, Book Catalogues, pp. 8 & 242. .

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        An Inquiry Into the Human Mind on the Principles of Common Sense

      London - T. Cadell, 1769 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A very scarce edition of this influential philosophical work by Thomas Reid. Third edition, corrected. There is an extensive copperplate ink inscription to front blank from Crit. Rev. volume 39 giving outline of Reids life, and also a note referring to two pieces in the Monthly Rev. Reids philosophical position, which had a major influence on philosophical thought, took up ideas in earlier Enlightenment thinkers to lay the grounds for and to help establish the Common Sense school of philosophy in response to what he saw as a sceptical tendency in recent philosophical thought, particularly that of David Hume, about knowledge and morality. Armorial bookplate of Paul Panton to front pastedown. From the antiquarian library of Emeritus Professor David A. Palin of the University of Manchester (bookplate to front pastedown), collected over a period of almost forty years. Condition: In a full contemporary calf binding. Externally, sound, though with some wear to the extremities and some marks. Front joint is starting slightly. Internally, generally firmly bound. Extensive copperplate ink inscription to front blank, with slight loss. Pages are bright, and quite clean, with just the occasional patch of foxing. Overall: GOOD..

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        Institutes of Moral Philosophy. For the use of students in the College of Edinburgh

      Edinburgh: A. Kincaid & J. Bell, 1769 First edition. Contemporary calf, rubbed. Twelvemo. Corners worn, rebacked in recent calf, with contrasting lettering and dating labels, hinges strengthened. Signature of Rev. John Brown (1784-1858) of the United Presbyterian College, with the institution's later bookplate. Small wormholes to title and short tear to half-title repaired, else very clean and crisp. In 1764, Ferguson took up the Chair of Ethics and Pneumatical Philosophy at the University of Edinburgh, having previously held the Chair of Natural Philosophy (from 1759). A short conspectus of his lectures was published in 1761, and Institutes of Moral Philosophy in 1769. The lectures were very popular not only with students but with members of the Edinburgh intelligentsia, and they became a standard university text in Russia and Germany. Institutes was also one of about a dozen books by Scottish authors (of a total of 550) that James Madison selected for importation into America in 1782 for the library of the U.S. Congress. It also elucidates suggestions and innovations in Ferguson's Essay on the History of Civil Society, published two years previously, in 1767.

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        Dell' Origine e de' Progressi dell' Instituto delle Scienze di Bologna e di tutte le Accademie ad esso unite, con la descrizione delle più notabili cose, che ad uso del Mondo letterario nello stesso Instituto si conservano

      Engraved vignette on title & four folding engraved plates. 111, [1] pp. 8vo, attractive antique speckled calf (some foxing), double gilt fillet round sides, spine gilt, red morocco lettering piece on spine. Bologna: Lelio dalla Volpe, 1769. Fourth edition (1st ed.: 1751) of the history of the origins and activities of the Academy of Sciences of the Institute of Bologna (founded in 1714), one of the leading scientific academies of the 18th century. Very good copy. ❧ Riccardi, I, 145-"Abbiamo registrato questo libro...per l'importanza che esso presenta per la storia della scienza." .

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        Histoire Generale Des Dogmes Et Opinions Philosophiques (Complete Three Volume Set)

      A Londres, 1769. Leather Bound. Very Good. 8vo. Complete in 3 Volumes. A Londres, 1769. [4],430;[4],444;[4],414,[2]pp.<br>Fully bound in contemporary speckled calf. Five raised bands six gilt adorned compartments. Moroccan spine labels with gilt trim and lettering. Light bumping and rubbing to corners and extremities. Volume two has small split to spine; other volumes have light wear to hinges. Marbled edges. Bright marbled end papers. Interior pages are clean, crisp, and in excellent condition. <br>Printed label pasted down in lower margin of Vol I&#39;s title: "Monsieur Sanson, cure A Maves en Beauce. All volumes have a label on inside front cover, "Mr. Sanson Daviller. <br> Please feel free to view our pictures of this beautiful collection written by prominent Enlightenment French philosopher, Denis Diderot. Diderot is best know for co-founding and serving as chief editor and contributor to Encyclopedie.<br> Ships daily.

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      Madrid: En la Imprenta Real de la Gazeta, 1769.. [16],176; [12],55pp. plus folding map colored in outline. Frontispiece. Small quarto. Contemporary mottled calf, spine gilt, raised bands. Expertly repaired at upper hinge. Remarkably clean internally. A fine copy. The second Spanish edition, produced the same year as the first, and following the London edition of 1767. The Spanish editions were the first to contain the much sought after map of the Straits of Magellan, making it far more desirable than other editions. Also new to this second Spanish edition is the account of Magellan&#39;s circumnavigation of 1519-22, completed by Captain Juan Sebastian del Cano. Del Cano took command of the Vittoria after Magellan&#39;s death in the Philippines, thereby becoming the first sea captain to complete a circumnavigation. One of the most celebrated of all voyages, Byron&#39;s adventure in the Dolphin began as a voyage of discovery and ended as a record- setting twenty-two month circumnavigation. The entire crew was led to believe their destination was the East Indies, and it was not until the ship had left Rio (where it was refitted) that the true mission was revealed: a voyage of discovery to the South Seas. To avoid mutiny, he granted his men double pay, and with renewed enthusiasm they set course for the Pacific. During the voyage Byron claimed the Falkland Islands for Great Britain. His account of the Straits of Magellan is one of the best to that time, further illuminated by the map that accompanies this edition. "Byron passed through the Straits without incident. Having reached the Pacific he succeeded in discovering islands and coral reefs, and returned to England without losing one member of his crew, a rare event in those days. This account of the voyage became famous because of its description of Patagonian giants [pictured in the frontispiece]. These giants were first observed by the crew of Magellan&#39;s fleet, and other authors refer to them, but as the travellers of the nineteenth century were unable to encounter them, their existence came to be considered a fable or optical illusion. What impresses the reader of Byron&#39;s book [sic], however, is the tone of veracity in the description of these very tall men whom the crew observed at close range, and with whom they had some contact" - Borba de Moraes. Extremely rare. BORBA DE MORAES, p.138. SABIN 9733, 57672. HILL 232, 233 (ref). PALAU 38230. HOWGEGO B200.

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        Briefe über die Tanzkunst und über die Ballette. Aus dem Französischen übersetzt (von Gotthold Ephraim Lessing und Johann Joachim Christoph Bode)

      Hamburg u. Bremen, Cramer 1769.. 1 Bl., 358 S. HLdr. d. Zt. mit rotem Rückenschild. Goedeke IV/1, 146, 77; Seifert 1751; Fromm 19302; RISM B VI, 623; Eitner VII, 216; Derra de Moroda 1960; Hayn-Got. VII, 564. - Erste deutsche Ausgabe. Die Übertragung der ersten sechs Bogen besorgte Lessing, die übrigen wurden von Bode übersetzt. &#147;Noverre ist der eigentliche Schöpfer des modernen Balletts und der höheren Tanzkunst überhaupt. Er entfaltete sein Talent auf allen größeren Bühnen Europas und feierte die glänzendsten Triumphe am Hofe des Herzogs Karl Eugen von Württemberg&#148; (Czerwinski in Hayn-Gotendorf). - Gering bestoßen. Vorsatzecken leimschattig. Tls. etwas gebräunt, bzw. braunfleckig. - Seltener Klassiker der Tanzliteratur.

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      Paris, chez Pissot, 1769.. 3 volumes, complete set, FIRST FRENCH EDITION, 1769. 4to, 260 x 190 mm, 10 x 7¾ inches, half-titles to Volumes I and II, folding engraved table to Volume II, 61 of 65 folding engraved plates, plate 64 is a map of the world, LACKING PLATES 1, 22, 23 and 25, pages xlviii, (4) - Approbation et Privilege du Roi, 472; (4), 510; (2), 503, (1), including index and errata, bound in full contemporary mottled calf, raised bands and gilt decoration to spines, gilt lettered morocco labels, edges red, marbled endpapers. Bindings worn, chipped at head and tail of spines, upper hinge on Volume I cracked, cover still holding, hinges starting to crack on Volume II and III, upper hinge on Volume III cracked along half its length, corners worn particularly on Volume I, labels missing from spine on Volume I, Royal Meteorological Society bookplate on front pastedowns together with label stating "Sold by order of the R. M. S.", endpapers browned along the edges, rear endpaper lacking in Volume I, front endpaper lacking in Volume III, a few pages lightly age-browned, occasional dark spot, a few brown spots to a couple of pages in Volume III, all still easily legible, 3 small ink spots to 1 margin, a few margins faintly foxed. Text blocks tight and firm, plates bright and clean. A good working copy, lacking 4 plates as noted. Pieter van Musschenbroek (1692-1761) was a Dutch professor of physics, medicine, astronomy, natural history and mathematics who is credited with the invention of the Leyden jar, the first capacitor. He also made contributions in magnetism and cohesion of bodies and invented a pyrometer. He visited England in 1717 and met Isaac Newton whose ideas he then introduced to the Netherlands. He became a professor of natural philosophy and mathematics at the University of Duisburg in 1719. From 1721 he held professorships at the Universities of Duisburg, Utrecht, and Leyden (Leyden from 1740 to 1761). At the University of Leyden he taught natural philosophy (physics). He provided the first approach to scientific study of electrical charge and its properties. In 1729, he used the word "physics" which had never been used before. Musschenbroek was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of London in 1734, and member of the French Academy of Sciences in the same year. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

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        Prospect, ein Theil der Häusser am Schießgraben gegen Morgen anzusehen. Nebst den Comet, welcher den 9. September Ao. 1769 ... zu sehen gewesen

      (Nürnberg), Küffner (1769).. Kupferstich mit gestoch. Beitext von P. Küffner. Blattgröße: 18 x 22 cm. Drugulin II, 4876. - Sehr spätes und außerordentlich seltenes Kometenflugblatt mit malerischer Nachtansicht des Schießgrabens in Nürnberg. Der Komet ist hier nur noch Beigabe, die Nachtstimmung verstärkend. Die wie ein Bilderrahmen plastisch hervortretende Rahmenbordüre verwandelt das Flugblatt, das als Medium in erster Linie der Information diente, nun zum dekorativen Schauobjekt und Erinnerungsstück. Der visionäre Schrecken früherer Zeiten wird von einer beschaulichen Nachtstimmung abgelöst. Nach der 1759 erfolgten Bestätigung der von Halley vorhergesagten Periodizität war der letzte Rest des Glaubens an Kometen als Himmelszeichen ohnehin verloren gegangen. Lichtenberg parodierte die Angst vor Kometen 1778 gar als Aprilscherz (Brüning 1838), allerdings fürchteten sich die Menschen nun vor allem vor Kollisionen von Kometen mit der Erde, nachdem zahlreiche bislang unbekannte Kometen entdeckt worden waren. - Guter, kräftiger Druck. - Bis an die Einfassungslinie beschnitten und auf überstehendes Trägerpapier montiert.

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        An Essay on the Natural History of Guiana, in South America. Containing a description of many curious productions in the animal and vegetable systems of that country. Together with an account of the religion, manners, and customs of several tribes of its Indian inhabitants. Interspersed with a variety of literary and medical observations in several letters from a gentleman of the medical faculty during his residence in that country

      Printed for T. Becket and P. A. De Hondt in the Strand, London First Edition 1769. London 1769. First edition hard back in old contemporary full leather boards which have been re-backed and had new corners applied, new green morocco and gilt title label to the spine. 8vo. 8½&#39;&#39; x 5¼&#39;&#39;. Contains [iv] 402 [vi] printed pages of text with frontispiece of a Double-headed Snake found by Lieutenant Mofes Park in 1764. Age toning to the page edges and end papers, smart bookplate inside belonging to one Robert Montgomery on board the &#39;Convoy&#39;. Bancroft worked as a spy for Benjamin Franklin in Britain before the Revolution, and while serving as secretary to the American Commission in Paris. On 14 July 1763 he departed the colonies for British Guiana, where he became a doctor on a plantation. He soon expanded his practice to multiple plantations and wrote a study of the local environment. His discovery that the torpedo fish discharged electricity is notable, he also noted the transmission of yaws by flies on page 385 of this book. Bancroft grew tired of South America and left in 1766. He spent a year travelling between North America and South America before leaving for London. During the latter period, he was also a spy for Britain, reporting on dealings between France and the United States. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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      Augsburg: Johann Jacob Lotter, 1769. Second Edition. Hardcover. About a dozen pages with marginal tears, mostly at the bottom, with some repaired with varying degrees of skill. Loss only to a few letters on one preliminary page. Binding is solid with the spine tips chipped, corners a little worn, and the spine labels rubbed but still readable. Overall a Very Good example of a scarce book. First Issue of the Second Edition, first published in 1756. Small quarto (6-1/4" x 7-7/8") bound in contemporary calf with contrasting leather spine labels and lovely decorated period German endpapers. [xvi], 268, [viii] pages. Illustrated with 3 (of 4) full-page plates, text engravings, and a large folding table of music. Lacks the portrait frontispiece. OCLC locates only the copy at the Houghton Library at Harvard. A treatise on the fundamental principles of violin playing by the father of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

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        The History of Emily Montague. By the Author of Lady Julia Mandeville

      London, Printed for J. Dodsley, M DCC LXIX [1769]. Four 12mo volumes: vii, 240; 2 p.l., 240; 2 p.l., 223; 2 p.l., 213 p., errata leaf at end; 17.5 cm. Dedication, to Guy Carleton, Governor and Commander in Chief of Quebec, signed: Frances Brooke. First edition of the first English novel written and set in Canada. Frances Brooke lived in Quebec and Sillery, where her husband was garrison chaplain, from 1763 to 1768. Her epistolary novel was written to convey a description of Quebec scenery and social life of the period immediately after its conquest from the French, to a London audience. Sabin 8240; Gagnon I: 1690; Lande 1615; TPL 425. Bound in contermporary full leather; bindings worn at corners; title-label to vol. 1 missing. stock#NS0189.

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        Lettres ChÈrakÈesiennes mises en FranÁois de la traduction Italienne

      Rome,: de l'Imprimerie du SacrÈ CollÈge de la Propagandeí, 1769.. Octavo, bookplate with coat-of-arms; an appealing copy in original quarter sheep and plain grey boards, some wear at spine. First edition, based on the Lettres Iroquoises of 1752: a wonderful imaginary voyage, and a rare example of such a tale told from the perspective of a visitor to Europe, in this case a Native American Iroquois.Maubert de Gouvest (1721-1767) was a diverse and prolific French writer, known for his irreverent style, and for a vast oeuvre which often appears both anonymously and under fictitious imprints. This text is a wonderful example. Originally published as Lettres Iroquoises in 1752, the Lettres ChÈrakÈesiennes reprints and revises thirty-six of the original text's forty-three letters with a new title and the marvellous fake Roman imprint and papal imprimatur "par Ordre en forme de BrevÍt de sa SaintetÈ Clement XIII" - a particularly good joke as Pope Clement had only recently put D'Alembert and Diderot on the Index for their contributions to the EncyclopÈdie.Throughout, the text is a thinly veiled attack on French society, as the Iroquois "Igli" dissects French religion and society. While Igli's letters to his chief express wonder and pleasure at his visit to Europe, they also highlight the oddity of many French customs, particularly regarding religion and law. Confronted with this, Igli often appeals to the 'Great Spirit' as an infallible guide - something which he sees as sadly lacking amongst the Europeans.With the bookplate of the Duc de Richelieu.Barbier, II p. 1228.

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        Three persons viewing the Gladiator by Candlelight

      London: William Pether, July 10, 1769. Mezzotint. State iii/iii missing engraved inscription. A nice impression in good condition. Trimmed just outside platemark on top and side margins. Trimmed within platemark on bottom margin; missing the text. Some areas of expertly executed infill work across sheet. Skilfully mended tear and two puncture marks along top margin. Image size: 17 3/8 x 22 inches. 17 1/2 x 22 1/8 inches. This impressive print by William Pether after Joseph Wright of Derby, is one of the most important English mezzotints on the market. During the eighteenth century, England became the heart of the mezzotint trade, producing some of the most celebrated engravers and the most beautiful prints that the medium has ever witnessed. Invented in Germany in 1642, mezzotint engraving quickly became popular throughout Europe as a method of reproducing oil paintings. It was eagerly adopted by English printmakers, who instituted so many technological improvements that the method became known as "the English manner". English mezzotints were eagerly collected; and continental engravers traveled to England to study the technique. Some of the most sought after mezzotints were the candlelight images after Joseph Wright of Derby&#39;s magnificent paintings. Joseph Wright of Derby was fascinated with the effects of light, and made a name for himself by producing what came to be known as candlelight pictures. This innovative genre was typified by its intimate figure groups illuminated by candles or lamps. An attorney&#39;s son, he trained as a portrait painter in London before returning to Derby. He was one of the first important English artists to achieve his reputation in the provinces, and his dramatic paintings are still regarded as some of England&#39;s most treasured works. His paintings often echoed the sentiments of the Enlightenment by depicting scenes of scientific experiments, new machinery, or artistic study. Wright of Derby&#39;s dramatic works provided the perfect medium for contemporary mezzotinters, and his bold brushwork and dramatic use of contrast created an unrivalled effect when translated into mezzotint. This is perfectly exemplified in Pether&#39;s magnificent mezzotint, which combines chiaroscuro with a rich velvety texture to create an image, which is nothing short of breathtaking. This stunning image, exhibited at the Society of Artists in 1765, was Wright of Derby&#39;s first exhibited painting and marked his entrance into the English art world. This stunning work earned him a reputation as a unique and innovative painter, and set a precedent for his celebrated candlelight pictures which became a hallmark of his style. The image depicts three men intently studying a cast copy of the Borghese "Gladiator", which was at the time one of the most admired sculptures of antiquity. The young artist on the right, displaying his drawing, is usually identified as Joseph Wright, and the young man, with his back to the viewer, is thought to be Wright&#39;s close friend Peter Perez Burdett. The older man inspecting the cast is generally agreed to be John Wilson, who was an occupant of one of the almshouses in Derby. Pether&#39;s dramatic mezzotint was completed four years after Wright of Derby&#39;s work was shown, yet it was never exhibited. It is generally considered one of the most sought after mezzotints of its time, for it not only represents the best of Wright of Derby&#39;s work, but exemplifies the hey-day of English mezzotint engraving. Chaloner Smith, British Mezzotinto Portraits 45 state ii/ii; Russell, English Mezzotint Portraits, and their States 45; C.G Boerner, English Mezzotints from the Lennox-Boyd Collection (Exhibition Catalogue) no. 17, state iii/iii; Nicolson, Joseph Wright of Derby no. 188; Egerton (Tate Gallery Catalogue), Wright of Derby no. 22 & 154, state iii/iii

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        Carte des Entrees de la Tamise Dressee au Depost des Cartes et Plans de la Marine pour le Service des Vaisseaux du Roy

      Paris: Jacques Nicolas Bellin, 1769. unbound. very good. Sea Chart. Copper plate engraving with original hand coloring. Image measures 22.5" x 34". Includes depth measurements and rhumb lines as well as inland cities and geographical features. Some chipping and minor tears along bottom edge. Right margin missing. Jacques Nicolas Bellin (1703-1772), was the official hydrographer to the French king and the first person to hold the title of "Ingénieur de la Marine of the Depot des cartes et plans de la Marine" (chief engineer of the French Hydrographical Office).

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        Voyage d'Italie ou Recueil de notes sur les Ouvrages de Peinture & de Sculpture qu'on voit dans les principales villes d'Italie. 3 volumes

      Jombert, Paris 1769 - Reédition, 1re parue en 1751. xvj, 230, 197, 288 pp. 6 parties en 3 volumes. 3 vols volumes. Reliure plein cuir, dos ornées de fleurons ett des titres dorées.

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        Voyage d'Italie, ou recueil des notes sur les ouvrages de peinture & de sculpture, qu'on voit dans les principales villes d'Italie.

      1-3. Paris, Ch. Ant. Jombert, 1769. 8vo. xvi,+ 230; (4),+ 197; (4),+ 288 pp. Slight dampstains in margins, more in volume one. Contemporary full calf, spines richly gilt with raised bands, edges red. Three volumes. Top of spines with some wear. All front fly-leaves with owner's signature cut away. Second edition, a reprint of the first, which was published in Paris in 1758. The engraver C. N. Cochin's (1715-90) tourist guide and an inventory of the arts in Italy. It includes a listing of important sights not to be missed in the Italian cities and had a high reputation as guide book and was reprinted several times

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        Neues systematisches Conchylien-Cabinet

      Nüremberg: Gabriel Nickolaus Raspe and Bauer & Raspe, 1769-1829. 12 volumes, quarto. (11 1/8 x 8 7/8 inches). 2 hand-coloured engraved additional titles, 2 uncoloured engraved portraits (1 of Martini by Daniel Berger; 1 of Raspe by J.G. Klinger) 432 fine hand-coloured engraved plates (on 431 sheets), heightened with varnish (1 folding), by C.B. Glassbach, J. Nüsbiegel, von Bischoff, J.S. Leitner and G. Vogel and others after A.F. Happe, Krüger, J.P. Degén and others, 94 engraved vignette headpieces or illustrations (21 hand-coloured [1 of these mounted], 17 in vol.I printed in red). Uniform contemporary German calf gilt (vols.I-XI, with vol.XII bound to match), covers with gilt dot-and-oval border, small gilt star at the centre of each cover, the flat spines divided into six compartments by roll tools, red morocco lettering-piece in the second compartment, black morocco in the fifth, the others with simple repeat decoration in gilt, marbled endpapers. Complete set of the first edition of this beautifully-illustrated iconography of the shell, including examples from many of the greatest collections and expeditions, including Captain James Cook&#39;s Pacific voyages: here including the very rare final volume The present set is complete, including the final very rare 12th volume published by G.H. Schubert & J.A. Wagner in 1829 (with the two final plates, 236 and 237, on a single leaf as published). Only ten volumes were planned, indeed, the title of vol. X reads &#39;zehnter and letzter Band.&#39; The index &#39;Vollständiges alphabetisches Namen-Register über alle zehn Bände&#39;, by Johann Samuel Schröter, is here bound at the end of vol. XI. The plate count is complicated and Nissen ( the only standard bibliography to attempt a plate total) is incorrect: The plates are numbered in two sequences: the first runs from 1-193 (using roman numerals), and the second from 1-143, 144A, 144-194, 195A, 195B, 196-235, with plates numbered 236 and 237 on one printing plate, printed on a single leaf. This gives a total of 431. Nissen, incorrectly calling for a plate &#39;195&#39; as well as &#39;195A&#39; and &#39;195B&#39;, gives the required total as 432. As usual with this work, the text is intermittently browned, but the plates are almost uniformly clean and bright, the majority of them heightened with clear varnish. This technique is ideally suited to the depiction of many shells, the reflective surface of the varnish mimicking the effect of light on mother of pearl. Friederich Wilhelm Martini, a Berlin doctor, conceived the idea of publishing the first large-scale iconography of shells intended to describe and illustrate (in colour) every known shell. He completed the first three volumes before his death in 1778. The work was continued by Johann Hieronymus Chemnitz, pastor to the garrison in Copenhagen, and like Martini a member of the &#39;Gesellschaft naturforschender Freunde.&#39; Between 1779 and 1795, he added a further eight volumes. The examples so beautifully pictured here come from the &#39;wunderkammer,&#39; or &#39;cabinets of wonders.&#39; belonging to Kings, the nobility and wealthy merchants. The collections included those of Lorenz Spengler, cabinet maker of the King of Denmark; the museum of the King Frederic V of Denmark (an avid shell collector); the museum of Count A.G. Molke, who had some of the finest shells in Europe, including many that had previously been in the famous Seba collection. Other donors included J.F. Bolten; J.S. Schröter; Madame de Blandeville; Abraham Gevers (of Rotterdam, who had one of the finest collections in the Netherlands); Empress Maria Theresa, of Austria (Baron Ignatius von Born memorably described her collection in his Testacea musei Caesarei Vindobonensis, published in Vienna in 1780). Other examples were drawn from the very extensive collections of Martini, in the first 3 volumes, and of Chemnitz in the other volumes. BM(NH) III,p.1252; Brunet III, 1502; Dance Shells 190; Nissen ZBI 2722 (incorrect plate count)

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        England&#39;s bloody tribunal, or, Popish cruelty displayed : containing a compleat account of the lives, religious principles, cruel persecutions, sufferings, tortures, and triumphant deaths of the most pious English Protestant martyrs ... to which is added A Faithful Narrative of the Many Horrid-Cruelties Practiced by the Inquisition, in Different Parts of the World, Also the Lives of the Primitive Reformers ... Together with a Full and Plain Refutation of the Errors of the Romish Church ...

      London : Printed For J. Cooke ..., 1769. 1st Edition. Description: [4], 491, [1] p. , [25] leaves of plates (1 folded) : ill. , ports. (engravings) ; 26 cm. (4to) . Subjects: Catholic Church--Controversial literature--Inquisition--Early works to 1800. Notes: Signatures: [A]² B-6I². Errata: p. 491. [23] steel-engraved plates crudely illus. The torturous fate of the Protestant martyrs. Title page damaged, not affecting the text. Finely and sympathetically bound in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with a morocco gilt-blocked label. An exceptional copy - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request.

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      London: Printed for J. Dodsley, 1769.. vi,7-87,[1]pp. Small octavo. Bound by Philip Dusel to contemporary style in full black Niger morocco, heavily gilt, with the half- title bound in. About fine. First collected edition, published posthumously. Though a common enough book, here elegantly clothed in a binding by one of the foremost American binders of our day. ROTHSCHILD 1648. ESTC T5520. ASHLEY LIBRARY IV:62.

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      London: Printed for the Author; and sold by W. Johnston..., 1769.. Two volumes. ix,[7],405pp. plus errata leaf and folding map; [2],465pp. plus errata leaf. Frontispiece portrait in each volume. Contemporary three- quarter speckled calf. Slight separation at lower portion of front hinge of first volume and upper portion of rear hinge of second volume. Spines rubbed. Light offsetting from the portraits, a touch of light foxing on the first few leaves of the second volume. 3 1/2-inch closed tear in map at right edge, with no loss. Overall, a handsome set. "One of the most accurate and detailed accounts available on the sieges of Louisbourg and Quebec" - TPL. Knox arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia with his regiment in 1757 to take part in the anticipated expedition against Louisbourg, although the attack was postponed and the regiment did not see action in the siege. They did take part in the battle of the Plains of Abraham, served under James Murray at Quebec in the winter of 1759-60, and participated in the capitulation of Montreal in 1760. Knox gives a firsthand account of the battles and supplements his narrative with printings of important official documents and orders from both the British and the French. The portraits represent generals Wolfe and Amherst; and the map, by Thomas Kitchin, shows the British dominions in North America according to the treaty of 1763. HOWES K222, "b." DIONNE II:751. LANDE 486. GAGNON I:1880. JCB 1680. STREETER SALE 1030. SABIN 38164. VLACH 417. TPL 323.

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      [Boston: Edes & Gill, 1769].. 16pp. Quarto. Stitched as issued. Some light wear and soiling; old institutional ink stamp of the American Antiquarian Society, releasing it as a duplicate in 1921 on the first page. Very good. Untrimmed and unopened. In a half roan and cloth folder. These letters were written by Massachusetts colonial governor Francis Bernard to Lord Hillsborough, Secretary of State for the Colonies, complaining about the state of affairs in Massachusetts and about various colonists. Bernard, who was governor in the 1760s, writes primarily about the quartering of troops in Boston, which was much opposed by the citizens and the Council. There is also a letter from Gen. Thomas Gage. The correspondence was leaked by parties still unknown, and its publication raised a firestorm of criticism which led to Bernard&#39;s resignation. Bernard was replaced as governor by Thomas Hutchinson in 1769, after being burned in effigy. The letters arrived back in Boston in April 1769. Three editions - one a four-page folio edition, the present sixteen-page octavo edition, and a twenty-eight- page edition evidently issued to accompany the publication of further letters - were issued surreptitiously before their official publication by the order of the House of Representatives. Adams supposes that Edes & Gill, the official printers, may have issued the first two before the official publication, shortly after their arrival in Boston. This is the octavo version. ESTC locates ten copies. ESTC W37602. AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE 68b. EVANS 11178.

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      Oxford: Printed by T. Wright and W. Gill, Printers to the University, 1769.. [206] leaves (printed in double columns) plus fifty-nine full-page engraved plates. Tall quarto. Contemporary black morocco (almost imperceptibly rebacked with original backstrip laid down); front and rear covers extensively decorated in gilt, 1 5/8-inch wide dentelle-style border of alternating large and thin vases holding flowers, within which is an elaborate central diamond-shape design composed of floral and rococo tools with two pairs of backward-looking tufted birds on branches, surrounded by floral and star-like tools; a.e.g. On the front cover, the center of the diamond-shape design is lettered "The Honorable Samuel Rous Esq. Barbados," surrounded by a stylized fern border. On the rear cover, the center of the diamond-shape design is lettered "One Thousand Seven Hundred & Seventy Two," also surrounded by a stylized fern border. Spine in six compartments with raised bands, extensively decorated in gilt with flowers, stars, circles, and different birds than on the covers. Inner dentelles gilt with "Greek key" roll, contemporary marbled pastedowns and free endpapers. Two corners rubbed and two corners almost imperceptibly repaired, otherwise in fine condition. Extra- illustrated with fifty-nine full-page engraved plates. A few minor dampstains on a few leaves at front and rear and occasional minor foxing, absolutely not affecting text or images. [bound with:] Brady, N., and N. Tate: A NEW VERSION OF THE PSALMS OF DAVID, FITTED TO THE TUNES USED IN CHURCHES. London: H. Woodfall, 1768. [26] leaves (printed in triple columns). A fine copy. A magnificently bound and extravagantly extra- illustrated copy of The Book of Common Prayer, prepared for presentation to, or perhaps commissioned by, Samuel Rous, President of His Majesty&#39;s Council and Commander-in-Chief (i.e. governor) of Barbados, from 1766 to 1768. He also served again in 1772, the year indicated on the rear cover. The Rous family, Quakers residing in Barbados, were leading planters on the island since the late 1630s. The fifty-nine plates bound in this volume to complement the text were originally executed for THE LITURGY OF THE CHURCH OF ENGLAND; ILLUSTRATED WITH FIFTY NINE HISTORICAL AND EXPLANATORY SCULPTURES, ENGRAVED BY MESS. RAVENETT, GRIGNION, SCOTIN, CANOTT, WALKER, AND W. RYLAND, printed in London in 1755 by Edward Ryland. According to the titlepage, included here as one of the extra-illustrated plates, this work was published according to an act of Parliament on May 1, 1755. However, no copies of this 1755 title are recorded in OCLC or ESTC. In addition to The Book of Common Prayer and the engravings from THE LITURGY OF THE CHURCH OF ENGLAND, this copy also contains a 1768 edition of A NEW VERSION OF THE PSALMS OF DAVID, first printed in 1698. Considering the recipient and the combined contents of the volume, these two texts and the extensive suite of engravings are bound in an appropriately sumptuous binding. Prepared for Samuel Rous, who served as governor of Barbados, the binding is a marvelous example of later 18th-century British bookbinding, with extensive gilt decoration on the covers and spine as described above. A fine copy of an elaborately decorated and illustrated volume, with a remarkable colonial-era provenance. GRIFFITHS, BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER 1769.5.

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        (William) The History of the Reign of the Emperor Charles V. With a View of the Progress of Society in Europe from the Subversion of the Roman Empire, to the Beginning of the Sixteenth Century.

      London: Printed by W. and W. Strahan, for W. Strahan; T. Cadell...; and J. Balfour, at Edinburgh, 1769 . first edition, 3 Vols., 4to., half-titles and vol.iii errata leaf present; contemp. sprinkled calf, red morocco labels, minor surface worming and rubbing to the covers, handsome ECSB 133. A very good and large copy of Robertson's second great historical work. Hume, Walpole, Lyttelton, Voltaire and Catherine the Great (who sent a gift in token of her esteem) were among its contemporary admirers.

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        Thomas Chapman: His Book of Arithmetic

      Spotsylvania, Virginia: Self Published, 1769. Very early colonial era ciphering book. (Exceptionally scarce as the overwhelming majority of extant ciphering books date from the last quarter of the 18th century into the mid 1850s.) 42 pages of arithmetic exercises including two calligraphic tables. Topics include: Numeration, Addition of Integers or Whole Numbers, Addition of Money (farthings, pence, shillings, and pounds), Addition of Troy weights, Apothecaries weight, Averdupois (Avoirdupois) weight, Cloth Measure (nails, quarters, yards, Flemish/English Elles), Liquid measure, Dry measure, Land measure, Adding Time, Subtraction of Sundries (money, weights, measures, etc.), Multiplication, Division, Division of Crops Reduction The book was created by Thomas Chapman (b. 1754) and also references two of his older brothers, James and Benjamin. Their father, John Chapman, resided in St. George Parish, Spotsylvania County and owned over 1000 acres there and an additional 300 acres in Orange County. For more information about Ciphering Books, see Ashley K. Doer&#39;s master&#39;s thesis: Cipher Books in the Southern Historical Collection. University of North Carolina: Chapel Hill, 2006.. Canvas. Very Good/No Jacket. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall.

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        Delle basiliche e specialmente di quella di Vicenza del celebre Andrea Palladio... Con l'aggiunta della descrizione d'una curia d'invenzione dell'Autore. -

      Vicenza, Vendramini Mosca, 1769.In-4. Brossura originale. Con un ritratto del Palladio e 8 tavv. più volte ripieg. inc. in rame. VIII, CXXXV pp.; vecchio timbretto di proprietario nel margine inferiore bianco del frontespizio; esemplare immacolato ed intonso. Studio particolarmente apprezzato per le informazioni su una delle maggiori opere del Palladio, la Basilica Palladiana, restaurata nel ?700 dall?architetto e storico vicentino Enea Arnaldi. Questa seconda edizione si distingue dall?originale del 1767 solo per la data cambiata sul frontespizio. Cf. ICCU. Cicognara 876. UCBA I, 42. Fowler 30. «Titelauflage» of the first edition of 1767. With a portrait and 8 engr. folding plates. Old collector's stamp on title; a fresh and uncut copy in original wrappers.

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      - Madrid, 1769. Imprenta de Miguel Escribano. Pasta española con tejuelo y dorados en lomera. XII + 316 + 347pp., 20x15cm. Cortes tintados. Buen estado. (Vitrina San José) POESIA

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        MORORUM LIBRI III. Carminum Liber.

      Carattoni 1769 in-4 antico, pp. (8), 186, 1 cb, belliss. leg. p. pelle coeva con cornici in oro e picc. ferri ai piatti, tit. oro e fregi al d. con nervi, riguardi in carta dec., tagli rossi. Belliss. vignetta in rame al front. Testat. inc. in rame da D. Lorenzi su dis. di F. Lorenzi che precede la dedicatoria a Massimiliano Giuseppe. Graziose iniz. animate in rame e altre 6 gr. incis. in rame n.t. da D. Valesio e G. D. Cignaroli. Rara operetta dedicata alla pianta del gelso composta dal nobile veronese (1717-1782): sarà poi tradotta in italiano nel 1792 dal figlio Leonardo ma non più impreziosita dalle incisioni di ottima fattura. Ottimo esempl. su carta forte e a pieni margini, in elegante leg. [083]

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      Very Good with no dust jacket. First Edition. 1. Hard Cover Oxford: The Clarendon Press, 1766-1769. 4to (approx 8.25 x 10.5"). Four volumes: (iv), iv, 485, (i); (viii), 520, xix; viii, 455, xxvii; viii, 436, vii, (40) pp. Half calf over marbled boards, spines in six compartments separated by gilt borders, gilt titles and decoration on red and black labels in two compartments, volume numbers, gilt, in gilt borders in one compartment. Marbled endpapers. Illustrated with two copperplate tables, Table of Consanguinity and fold-out Table of Descents in Volume Two. MIXED FIRST AND SECOND EDITIONS IN MATCHING BINDINGS. Volumes One and Two are Second Editions, Volumes Three and Four are First Editions. All volumes are in excellent condition. The front hinges are starting in volumes one and two. A former owner's name (John Black) is neatly written on each title page. The boards are all very lightly bumped. The hinges in volumes one and two have been professionally reinforced (c. 1890?). Very light, mild foxing throughout. Both Tables are in excellent condition. VERY GOOD. "Blackstone's great work on the laws of England is the extreme example of justification of an existing state of affairs by virtue of its history. Until the Commentaries, the ordinary Englishman had viewed the law as a vast, unintelligible and unfriendly machine. Blackstone's great achievement was to popularize the law and the traditions which had influenced its formation. He takes a delight in describing and defending as the essence of the constitution the often anomalous complexities which had grown into the laws of England over the centuries. But he achieves the astonishing feat of communicating this delight, and this is due to a style which is itself always lucid and graceful.". 4to - over 9" - 12" tall

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        I sette libri dell'arte della guerra di Niccolo Macchiavelli cittadino e secretario fiorentino

      COSMOPOLI (MA VENEZIA): S.E (MA PASQUALI), 1769. 1769 Cosmopoli (ma Venezia): s.e (ma Pasquali), 1769. In-8 (2) 304 (1) c. (di tav. ripieg.). Qualche testatina e finalino. Piena tela moderna con caratteri in oro incisi al dorso. Bella tavola ripiegata rappresentante la "forma dell'alloggiamento". Bertelli-Innocenti, Bibliografia machiavelliana, p. CX e 167.

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        Memorie risguardanti la superiorità imperiale sopra le città di Genova e di S. Remo come pure sopra tutta la Liguria. Tradotte dal francese.

      a Ratisbona (ma Milano), Si vende da Federico Agnelli in Milano, 1769.3 voll. in-8° (202x125mm), pp. VIII, 296; XXXV, 240; VIII, 180, (2); legatura coeva in pieno vitello marmorizzato con dorsi a nervetti adorni di titolo e segnatura di volume in oro su doppio tassello, filetti e fregi floreali in oro entro scomparti. Tagli rossi. Vignette incise ai frontespizi con aquila coronata absburgica. Ottimo stato. Prima edizione in lingua italiana (la prima edizione era stata pubblicata nel 1768 in francese) di questa dotta opera corredata di documenti dal 1140 al 1768, anonima, ma dovuta alla penna dell'abate Montagnini. Annota Vittorio Tigrino nella voce da lui dedicata al Montagnini nel Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani (LXXV, 2011): "Proprio per la sua vicinanza con un consigliere aulico, Heinrich Christian von Senckenberg, e in seguito al legame che strinse con il sanremasco Giovanni Battista Sardi, partecipò inoltre alla stesura di un?opera che intendeva sostenere i diritti imperiali su Sanremo e su tutta la Repubblica di Genova, pubblicata in occasione del conflitto tra quelle due città (Mémoires touchant la superiorité impériale sur les villes de Gênes et de San Rémo ainsi que sur toute la Ligurie, I-II, Ratisbonne 1768, in cui è contenuto anche l?Essai sur l?origine et les progrès de la prétendue indépendance génoise; tradotti in italiano ed editi a Firenze e a Milano l?anno seguente). L'opera è comunemente attribuita all'agente F. B. von Münsterer (che ebbe a curare in quegli anni gli interessi sabaudi presso la Dieta imperiale di Ratisbona); il fatto che in essa si alluda alla possibilità di intervento da parte dei Savoia a dirimere le controversie relative ai diritti dell?Impero in Italia in qualità di vicari, attesta tuttavia (insieme con alcuni passaggi particolari) un quasi certo intervento del Montagnini.". Il Montagnini (Trino Monferrato, 1730-Torino, 1790), abate, diplomatico, poligrafo, giurista, fu fra l'altro segratario della legazione sabauda a Vienna, fungendo da assistente a Luigi Malabaila, conte di Canale, ambasciatore dal 1737 al 1773, che sostituì ripetutamente durante i periodi di assenza. Manno, VI, 24001. Lozzi, 2145. Parenti, Falsi luoghi, p. 174. Coleti, p. 85.47. Melzi, II, pp. 185-186. Catalogue générale des livres imprimées de la Bibliothèque Nationale de Paris, tomo 117, col. 869. Gamba, II, 185-186: "Fu autore di queste memorie l?Abate Montagnini; nè è vero che siano state originalmente scritte in Francese.".

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        Traité Général des Pesches, et histoire des Poissons qu'elles fournissent, tant pour la subsistance des hommes, que pour plusieurs autres usages qui ont rapport aux arts et au commerce.

      Paris, Saillant & Nyon/ Desaint, 1769-1782. 4 volumes bound in 12. Folio (445 x 290mm). With 250 folding engraved plates. Later half calf, gilt ornamented spines with blue label. First edition. A rare complete copy of 'one of the finest works on fishing and fisheries in any language' (Westwood p. 82). This superbly illustrated work with large folding plates shows marine- as well as freshwater fishing, all kinds of fishing equipment, different types of fishing boats, as well as fishermen and their dresses of the various French regions. About half the plates show marine or freshwater fishes. Most of the plates have scenic backgrounds. Henri Louis Duhamel (1700-1782) was an exponent of the French enlightenment and wrote quite a number of books of scientific as well of economic interest. In 1732 he was appointed 'inspecteur généneral de la marine'. This large monument on fishes and fishing shows the enormous economic importance of this branch of industry. The publication was an integral part of the 'Descriptions des Arts et Métiers' and was often sold separately. "The scientific interests of Duhamel were broad. While he was concerned with the descriptions of the handicrafts of candle-making and the refining of sugar of those or the locksmith, the slater, and the maker of playing cards, and although we are likely impressed by the extensive treatise on fishes and commercial fishing which forms a part of the 'Descriptions', his fame rests perhaps largely upon his studies in agriculture and the allied field of forestry... Duhamel du Monceau presents a figure of the benign scientist such as one encounters all too rarely in cultural history" (Cole & Watts,'The handicrafts of France as recorded in the Descriptions des Arts et Métiers 1761-1788', pp. 12-13). Complete copies should have 250 plates. Our copy has one plate double and 2 variant plates, these are not included in the total count of 250 plates. Nissen quotes 248 in error. Nissen, 'Schöne Fischbücher' 52; Dean 338; Cole & Watts pp. 28-29.

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        Histoire du Parlement de Paris par Mr. l'Abbé Big.. Tome premier [-second].

      s.n. 1769 In-8° (cm. 20,5), legatura coeva genuina in m. pelle e angoli con tassello, filetti in oro e nervi al dorso, tagli spruzzati, fogli di guardia marm.; pp. [8], VI, 246; [8], 245, [3 bb.] in ottimo stato, ad ampi margini; un sobrio timbro al verso del front., bruniture marginali al solo primo occhietto e all'ultima carta, qualche sporadica e lieviss. fioritura. Prima edizione dell'opera pubblicata anonima dal filosofo illuminista. «L'ouvrage etait encore excessivement rare en juin [..]» [Bengesco 1247]. Ottimo esemplare.

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        Commedie terzine ed altre opere edite ed inedite di Niccolo Macchiavelli segretario fiorentino

      COSMOPOLI (MA VENEZIA): S.E (MA PASQUALI), 1769. 1769 Cosmopoli (ma Venezia): s.e (ma Pasquali), 1769. In-8 (2) 375 (1). Sul front. satiro inc. che si copre il viso con una maschera.Piena pergamena rigida, tassello e titolo in oro. Fioriture sparse. Contiene: Mandragola Commedia; Clizia Commedia; L'Andria di Terenzio tradotta in toscano; Novella di Belfagor; L'Asino d'oro Capitoli in Terzine; Capitolo dell'Occasione a Filippo de Neri; della Fortuna a G.B. Soderini; dell'Ingratitudine a Gio.Folchi; dell'Ambizione a L. Guicciardini; Serenata; Canto de' Diavoli; d'Amanti disperati e di Dame; degli Spiriti Beati; de' Romiti; d'Uomini che vendono Pine; Due Decennali delle cose fatte in dieci anni in Italia; Discorso in cui si esamina, se la lingua, in cui scrissero Dante, il Boccaccio, e il Petrarca, si debba chiamare Italiana, Toscano o Fiorentina; Ora per la prima volta colle Stampe pubblicata. Bertelli- Innocenti, Bibliografia machiavelliana.

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        The Holy Bible, Containing the Old Testament and the New; with the Apocrypha: Translated out of the Original Tongues, with Annotations.

      Birmingham; printed by John Baskerville, 1769-1772. Folio. 43x27,5 cm. Frontispiece, 572 leaves + 9 plates. Tan cloth on boards backed with dark red morocco with six raised bands; according to pencil notation the volume was rebound by John Cuthbert at Guildhall Library in 1980. The frontispiece and the title have neatly repaired corners; the latter is a trifle soiled. An early owner's pen notations on verso of the third plate. A minimal hole in the text on leaf 10E. A short tear in lower margin of leaf 11T has been sewn together with thread. A tissue paper has been mounted on the verso of leaf 13K as reinforcement. There are recurring dampstains in top and outer margins, cornerfolds, light stains in margins, and a few short tears. The text and plates are generally clean and bright. With the variant title leaf dated 1772, and the N. T. title leaf dated 1771. ''The book was issued in parts, starting in January 1769, the earlier state of the title-page being issued in the first part; it was probably reprinted in 1772 for use when the book was sold complete.'' (Gaskell). The copperplates are signed by the artists J. M. Moreau le jeune, F. Hayman, C. Vanloo and J. Jouvenet; and by the engravers Westwood, I. Taylor, Le Grand, J. Caldwell, and Hicks. Second edition of Baskerville's Folio Bible, the first edition published in 1763. ''Always regarded as Baskerville's magnum opus, and his most magnificent as well as his most characteristic specimen'' (Reed, A History of the Old English Letter Foundries, pp. 279, referring to the 1763 edition). The copy has apparently been used as a family bible; bound in at rear is a torn leaf showing that the bible has been handed down in the Bird family. One of the earliest entries, not dated, says ''James Bird married to Sarah Roberts Angus'', and the next ''Ann Bird born June 8 1779 at seven o'clock / in the morning died...'' Several entries contain news on children who have died shortly after their birth, until the mentioning of ''Hannah Bird born September 23 1783 at six o'clock in the morning / Christened at Whitechapel Church in October''. Her signature, on contemporary paper, has been mounted on the front paste-down, together with an old spine label (presumably from the previous binding of this book). According to several genealogical websites consulted, Hannah Birds date of death is unknown, but it is stated that she married a James Waering in St. Anne Soho in the year 1800. The further provenance of this book is unknown to us. Gaskell, John Baskerville. A Bibliography 35

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        Of Bandages in General.

      1769.. 12mo, (ii [Title]), 6, 9-106, (5) pp, pages numbers written to top corners with some error, one leaf (pp7/8) lacking, a few small diagrams in the text, some light marks and browning, modern booklabel of Melvin Edward Jahn on paste down, contemporary quarter calf, sides worn. A well preserved pocket book containing a knowledgeable essay on bandages. Starting with a chapter on the basics - their uses, composition and advantages in aiding recovery - it continues with short accounts of how to apply them to all parts of the body from the "Uniting Bandage of the Forehead" and "The Simple Ocular Band" to bandages for "A Luxation of the Elbow" and "The Sandal, or Pastoral Lacques" (for the ankle). In all 56 examples are discussed. Written throughout in a clear hand with larger bold titles, this would seem to be the work of an anonymous but skilled practitioner.

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        Min Son på Galejan, Eller en Ostindisk Resa, Innehållande Allahanda Bläckhornskram, Samlade på Skeppet Finland

      Som Afseglade ifrån Götheborg i Dec. 1769, och återkom dersammastädes i Jun. 1771. Stockh.: Joh. Christ. Holmberg 1781. 2 vols. 132 + 120 p. + Strödda Anmärkningar Under en utländsk Resa [continuation of "Min Son på Galejan]. Stockh.: J.C. Holmberg & L.W. 1781. 80 p. Bound in one contp. halfleatherbinding, joints weak. Weakly browning and stained. 1 page nicely restored at the buttom margin (c. 1x2 cm) without loss of text.. Jacob Wallenberg was employed as a priest i Ostindiska Kompagniet, which had monopoly on the Canton-shippingtrade. He made in all 3 journeys to the East Indies and it is the impressions and adventures from these journeys he here is telling in a humorous sense. The book was published after his death only 32 years old, and it is considered a most outstanding work in the 18th century Swedish literature.Bernströms uppl. B. Abestén 169

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        Constitutio Criminalis Theresiana oder der Römisch-Kaiserl. zu Hungarn und Böheim etc.,etc., Königl. Apost. Majestät Mariä Theresiä Erzherzogin zu Oesterreich etc. etc.peinliche Gerichtsordnung.

      8 ungez. Bll., 282 Seiten + Beilagen, LVI Seiten, inkl. 30 (3 davon doppelblattgroß, gefalt.) Kupfertafeln. Zeitgenössischer Halbledereinband auf 4 echten Bünden. Folio. ( 38x24 cm) Erste Ausgabe des ersten einheitlichen Straf- und Strafprozessrechts in den Ländern Österreichs und Böhmens. Ebenfalls einheitlich geregelt wurden die Foltermethoden, die in der Beilage eingehend geschildert und illustriert werden. - Einband berieben, Halbleder oben und unten an d. Kapitalen mit Fehlstellen, unten größer; innen etwas gebräunt bzw. braun- bzw. fingerfleckig. Kl. Radierspur a.d.Tbl.

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        The statutes at large, from Magna Charta, to the end of the Reign of King Henry the Sixth (volume 1), [up to] The statutes at large, from the thirtieth year of the reign of King Geoge the Third, to the thirty-fourth year of the reign of King George the third, inclusive (volume 16). To which is prefixed, a table of the titles of all the publick and private statutes during that time.

      London: Printed by Mark Baskett [and later] Charles Eyre..., 1769 - 1794.. 16 vols., 4to, full cont. calf, red and green leather title and numbering labels, bindings rubbed with some chafing, cracking to front joint of vol. 4, but sound. [Edited by Owen Ruffhead. A further two volumes were issued, continuing the work to 1800. The above set covers the years 1225 to 1794.]

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      The Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1769. Very Good with no dust jacket. First Edition. Hard Cover Oxford: The Clarendon Press, 1766-1769. 4to (approx 8.25 x 10.5"). Four volumes: (iv), iv, 485, (i); (viii), 520, xix; viii, 455, xxvii; viii, 436, vii, (40) pp. Half calf over marbled boards, spines in six compartments separated by gilt borders, gilt titles and decoration on red and black labels in two compartments, volume numbers, gilt, in gilt borders in one compartment. Marbled endpapers. Illustrated with two copperplate tables, Table of Consanguinity and fold-out Table of Descents in Volume Two. MIXED FIRST AND SECOND EDITIONS IN MATCHING BINDINGS. Volumes One and Two are Second Editions, Volumes Three and Four are First Editions. All volumes are in excellent condition. The front hinges are starting in volumes one and two. A former owner's name (John Black) is neatly written on each title page. The boards are all very lightly bumped. The hinges in volumes one and two have been professionally reinforced (c. 1890?). Very light, mild foxing throughout. Both Tables are in excellent condition. VERY GOOD. "Blackstone's great work on the laws of England is the extreme example of justification of an existing state of affairs by virtue of its history. Until the Commentaries, the ordinary Englishman had viewed the law as a vast, unintelligible and unfriendly machine. Blackstone's great achievement was to popularize the law and the traditions which had influenced its formation. He takes a delight in describing and defending as the essence of the constitution the often anomalous complexities which had grown into the laws of England over the centuries. But he achieves the astonishing feat of communicating this delight, and this is due to a style which is itself always lucid and graceful."; 4to - over 9" - 12" tall

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        Sur la nature et la Cause des Courans, et la meilleure Maniére de les déterminer. Pièce qui a remporté le Prix double, proposé par L'Academie Royale des Sciences, pour les années 1749 & 1751.

      (Paris, 1769). 4to. Uncut in contemp. blue blank wrappers, inserted in later boards. Some fraying to margins and small tears to margin of titlepage. A punched stamp to titlepage "Franklin Institute" and a large paperlabel from the Institute pasted on the lower blank part of titlepage. 108 pp.. First edition of an importent memoire discussing the question of the origin and nature of ocean currents, and adding suggestions for measuring current velocities

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